For qudi, sheng, pipa, yangqin, erhu, gehu and bangzi
為曲笛, 笙, 琵琶, 揚琴, 二胡, 革胡及梆子而作
4 min.
Instrumentation: qudi, sheng, pipa, yangqin, erhu, gehu, bangzi
World premiere: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; Chew Hee Chiat, conductor, 17 May 2019, HKCO Recital Hall, HK
世界首演: 香港中樂團; 周熙杰, 指揮; 2019年5月17日, 香港中樂團演奏廳, 香港
Another version 1 : Slide Over the Water 凌波微步 (2017) *, For dizi and ensemble, 4‘ (2017年10月13日演, Small chamber)
Another version 2 : Slide Over the Water 凌波微步 (2017) *, For dizi, sheng, yangqin, pipa, and guzheng, 5‘ (2017年12月6日演, Small chamber)
Programme note
The composer loves the novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils which by Mr. Jin Yong very much. This time, the composer used his most favorite character Duan Yu’s martial arts “Slide over the Water” as inspiration to compose this song.
“Slide over the Water” comes from Cao Zhi’s Luo Shen Fu – “Xiu Xun Fei Fu, Piao Hu Ruo Shen. Ling Bo Wei Bu, Luo Wa Sheng Chen. Dong Wu Chang Ze, Ruo Wei Ruo An. Jin Zhi Nan Qi, Ruo Wang Ruo Hai". In Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, “Slide over the Water” are martial arts that evolved in the direction of I Ching “Hexagram”. Its footwork is weird, doing some turning in an unexpected way, flashing around and so on.
This song combines Chinese and Western music elements and creative techniques. The composer uses a large number of complicated counterpoint and irregular rhythm patterns, so that each instrument seems to have their own footwork, and it is their own way. However, after summing up each individual line, the whole song will have an effect that is disorderly and orderly but echoes each other. It embodies the fact that “Dong Wu Chang Ze, Ruo Wei Ruo An. Jin Zhi Nan Qi, Ruo Wang Ruo Hai”.
The composer composed the song between 2017 and 2018 and made another revision in 2019.
樂曲介紹
作曲者特別喜歡金庸先生的《天龍八部》,而段譽更是作曲者最喜愛的角色之一。這次作曲者以段譽的拿手武功:凌波微步作靈感去創作此曲。
凌波微步的名字出自於曹植《洛神賦》—“休迅飛鳧,飄忽若神。凌波微步,羅襪生塵。動無常則,若危若安。進止難期,若往若還”。在《天龍八部》裏,凌波微步是以周易六十四卦的方位而演變的武功。它的步法古怪,以意想不到的方式做一些轉身,左右閃動等動作。
此曲融合中西音樂元素和創作手法。作曲者採用了大量錯中複雜的對位法和不規則節奏音型,讓每一件樂器都好像有它們自己的步法,我行我素。但是,把每條獨立的線條加總之後,整曲卻會有一種亂中有序但互相呼應的效果,體現了“動無常則,若危若安。進止難期,若往若還”的境界。
作曲者於2017-2018年期間創作此曲,並於2019年再作出修改。

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